My Mom has a 1989 Toyota Corolla DX All-Trac Automatic 4 speed with 20,000 miles on it. While in th

Asked by Jun 23, 2008 at 07:30 PM about the 1989 Toyota Corolla DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Mom has a 1989 Toyota Corolla DX All-Trac Automatic 4 speed with 20,000 miles on it.  While in the Auto Mode of the All-Trac when backing up or going forward while cutting the wheels to the extreme left or right, there is a  very strong/loud rubbing sound in the axels.  This system is not present in the "Free" mode.  The tires are the original and not worn at all.  What is causing this and should I be worried?  Also, is there absolutely anything wrong or harmful when driving in the "free" mode for everyday driving?  Bob C

1 Answer

600

sound like the differentials are limmeted slip.. happens on 4 wheel drive trucks too when they are in the lock mode sound to me like the car has the same feature...save the auto mode for snow or ice or dirt and use free mode for everyday driving also it would hurt to look inside the wheel wells for shiny spots where the tires could be rubbing...good luck

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Toyota Corolla Questions

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 15,430
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,110
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,780
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,495 Great Deals out of 100,431 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Civic
1,155 Great Deals out of 66,086 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,228 Great Deals out of 77,867 listings starting at $969
Used Nissan Sentra
729 Great Deals out of 52,674 listings starting at $2,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
965 Great Deals out of 49,865 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota 4Runner
389 Great Deals out of 20,275 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
34,305 listings starting at $15,596
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
131 Great Deals out of 8,171 listings starting at $10,977
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
378 Great Deals out of 6,944 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
272 Great Deals out of 5,633 listings starting at $7,962
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
207 Great Deals out of 3,092 listings starting at $6,490